Spectacular Winning Images of The Drone Photo Awards 2023 – Design You Trust

Spectacular Winning Images of The Drone Photo Awards 2023

The Drone Photo awards has announced its winning and commended entries. The international competition dedicated to aerial photography is part of the Siena Awards Festival of visual arts.

Lilies, Lilies Everywhere by Savadmon Avalachamveettil
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Malarikkal is a jewel that people in Kerala are only slowly awakening to. When the water lilies bloom between September and October, a carpet of pleasant pink envelops the entire region in a breathtaking formation

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Overall winner: Must resist by Or Adar
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Or Adar, an Israeli photographer, captured the winning shot titled Must Resist. The image depicts thousands of protesters during a demonstration in Tel Aviv against prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judicial overhaul plans

Playground by Sebastian Piórek
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A playground full of joy hidden somewhere deep in the south of Poland shows its beauty in the first flash of sun from above

On the thin ice by Florian Ledoux
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A giant male polar bear walks on the thin ice during late spring in Svalbard. The sea ice area on Svalbard is getting smaller and smaller each year, with the area warming seven times faster than the rest of the world

Gathering in Gold Harbour by Renato Granieri
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Groups of king penguin chicks congregate around a freshwater pond. Both molting adults and chicks avoid entering the water owing to their non-waterproof feathers, gathering instead near freshwater sources to stay hydrated

Flamingos by Thomas Vijayan
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During the rainy season the beautiful flamingos fill the Rift Valley. ‘I was fortunate enough to spend a good time clicking as many pictures as I could as every frame is unique and beautiful’

Suburban Dystopia by Florian Kriechbaumer
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A purpose-built villa community on the outskirts of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, features houses with identical designs. The houses are characterised by a two-colour pattern and arranged along a rectangular access street system

Highline by David Machet
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In January 2021, amid intense cold, the renowned tightrope walker Nathan Paulin successfully crossed a 200-metre long and 2.5cm wide highline at Pointe d’Areu in the Aravis range, at an altitude of 2,460 meters. This incredible achievement required the dedicated efforts of a team of six people over the course of three days to execute this world premiere

Strawberry show by Guy Shmueli
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Opening the day at the strawberry field looks from above like the opening of a theater curtain before a big show. Taken at the end of the winter in Israel near the city of Hadera

Fresh Tracks by Austin Johnson
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A gaggle of Canada geese make fresh tracks on 20 December 2022, as they walk across the virgin snow covering Harris Field in Lewiston, Idaho. A Canada goose, with a wingspan ranging from 4-6ft, can fly up to 1,500 miles in a day if the weather permits

Decreasing green spaces by Md Asker Ibne Firoz
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In a densely populated area of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, the detrimental consequences of urbanisation are evident. One of the most significant impacts is the gradual disappearance of green spaces in various parts of the city over the past few years

The Buffalos Bath by Kiah Hwa Ng
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A bird’s eye view of a group of buffalo dipping in a pond to cool off on a hot sunny midday. The contrasting colours of the buffalo and their surroundings created an eye-catching earth-toned image. This photo was captured with the DJI Mavic 3 drone.

We Work Together by Pappu Chowdhury
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In a salt dune two women and four men create patterns

Traditional Boli Khela by Muhammad Amdad Hossain
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Boli Khela (traditional wrestling), seen here at Laldighi Maidan in Chattogram, has become an integral part of the folk culture of Bangladesh

Sunken church tower by Paweł Jagiełło
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A 14th-century church tower in Italy stands as a poignant reminder of the sunken village of Curon Venosta. In 1950, the entire village was submerged following the construction of a dam, resulting in the creation of the artificial basin known as Lake Resia. Today, only the church tower remains.

Jummah Prayer On Highway by Md Tanveer Hassan Rohan
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An aerial view of thousands of devotees taking part in Jumma prayer on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway during the 1st day of Bishwa Ijtema 2023, the second largest religious congregation of Muslims in the world after the hajj

Main course by Igor Altuna
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This photo, taken in the South Luangwa national park, shows the remains of a buffalo hunted by lions. The hyenas and vultures will devour everything

Fight For Thirst by Pratik Chorge
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Villagers from Thadacha Pada gather around a dry well to fill water provided by tankers at Shahapur in the Thane district of Mumbai, India. Even after surrounding the village with large dams such as Bhatsa, Tansa and Vaitarna, many villages still face water shortages

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